April 28th, 2021
The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) announced on April 26th that we will be offering a remote learning program for 2021-2022. Families are required to indicate their intention to enroll in this program by May 3rd at 4pm using the Remote Learning Request Form.
The following remote program course offering information is important for families of students entering Grades 9 to 12. The remote learning courses are limited compared to our distance learning program options this year. It is important to note that these course offerings are conditional upon enrollment and may change further. Courses that ensure pathways to graduation will be provided.
We suggest you review these course lists as you make the important decision about the mode of learning for your child(ren) for September. Please remember that this decision is for the entire year.
We have also captured the major aspects of the two programs to consider in your decision making below. If you have already submitted a form, you may submit another form to change your request.
ESL and ELD Course Offerings for the Secondary Remote Learning Program (SRLP)
Grade 9 Course Offerings for the Secondary Remote Learning Program (SRLP)
Core courses will be offered at the advanced, applied, locally developed (fast forward) and ESL levels. The timetable for Grade 9 students includes a set number of 8 courses as follows (conditional on sufficient enrollment):
- English (ENG1D/1P/1L)
- De-streamed Math (MTH1W)
- Science (SNC1D/1P/1L)
- Geography (CGC1D/1P)
- Introduction to Business (BBI1O)
- Exploring Family Studies (HIF1O)
- Healthy Active Living (PPL1O)
- Integrated Arts (ALC1O) or Introduction to Media Arts (ASM2O)
- French (FSF1D/1P)
- Learning Strategies (GLS10)
Grade 10 Course Offerings For SRLP
Grade 10 core courses will be offered at the advanced, applied, locally developed and ESL levels. The timetable for Grade 10 students includes a set number of 8 courses as follows (conditional on sufficient enrollment):
- English (ENG2D/2P)
- Math (MPM2D/MFM2P)
- Science (SNC2D/2P)
- History (CHC2D/2P)
- Civics (CHV20) and Careers (GLC20) (both are half credit courses)
- Introduction to Business (BBI20)
- Exploring Family Studies (HIF2O)
- Healthy Living and Personal Fitness(PAF2O)
- Learning Strategies (GLS20)
- Communication Technology (TGJ20)
- Introduction to Media Arts (ASM2O)
Grade 11 and 12 Course Offerings
In Grade 11 and 12, we will be offering a variety of core courses and electives that will provide for varying pathways to graduation (conditional on sufficient enrolment). Pathway programming may also be provided by e-Learn courses (asynchronous learning) when needed for graduation planning.
- English (ENG3E/3C/3U)
- Math (MEL3E/MBF3C/MCF3M/MCR3U)
- Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M)
- Designing Your Future (GWL3O)
- Health for Life (PPZ3C)
- Intro to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology (HSP3C/3U)
- Travel & Tourism: A Geographic Perspective (CGG3O)
- Creating Opportunities through Co-op (DCO3O)
- Understanding Canadian Law (CLU3M)
- Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues and Perspectives (NDA3M)
- Biology (SBI3U/3C)
- Chemistry (SCH3U)
- Physics (SPH3U)
- Design Tech (TDJ3M)
- English (ENG4E/4C/4U)
- Math (MEL4E /MAP4C/MHF4U/MDM4U)
- Business Leadership (BOH4M)
- Canadian & International Law (CLN4C/4U)
- World Issues (CGW4C/4U)
- Challenge & Change in Society (HSB4C/4U)
- Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives (NDW4M)
- Biology (SBI4U)
- Chemistry (SCH4C/U)
- Physics (SPH4C/4U)
- Personal Life Management (HIP4O)
- Communications Technology, Digital Imagery and Web Design (TGO4O)
- Ontario Literacy Course (OLC4O)
In Person Learning
- Attend regular full day school at their home school.
- A full range of regularly offered secondary courses and programs (IB, AP, SHSM, etc) will run conditional upon sufficient enrollment.
- COVID-19 safety procedures in place – cohorting, distancing, masks, hand washing, protective equipment for staff.
- Semester schedule is planned with an ability to move to quadmester if directed by the ministry of education or public health.
- Students will be cohorted (A-B) as required by the ministry of public health.
- Daily schedule and number of courses per day is yet to be determined. Based on experience from 2020, we hope to have at least 2 classes a day.
Secondary Remote Learning Program (SRLP)
- Attend online a virtual program taught by WRDSB teachers, but not necessarily from their home school.
- A limited selection of courses in each grade level offered at the academic, applied, locally developed and ESL levels designed to provide pathways to graduation (see lists below).
- Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Integrated Arts, French Immersion/Extended French or other school specialized programs will NOT be available through the SRLP.
- Program will follow the same daily schedule as in person learners with up to 225 live online minutes (synchronous) instruction/day.
- Daily schedule and number of courses per day is yet to be determined but will be the same as in person timetables.